Multicultural Events on campus:

The University encourages persons with different abilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accomodation, or have questions about the physical access provided , please contact the Disability Accommodations and Support Services by phone at 805-437-3331 or by email at as soon as possible, but no later than 7 business days prior to the event.  

Event Photos : CI Dreamers Workshop Photos

Building on the discussion that began with our DREAMers workshop last November, the Center for Multicultural Engagement, Multicultural DREAM Center, and the Center for Integrative Studies sponsored a Diversity Workshop, "No More ISMs: Tools for Empowerment" on Wednesday, March 15 2017. The event included a panel of speakers, a roundtable discussion and a delicious lunch.


OUR STORIES MATTER: Discussion Series

This discussion series will consist of focused interdisciplinary evidence-based perspectives - at least two at each - presented by CI faculty and/or invited experts who will speak on and discuss specific topics related to fascism, white supremacy, current events (local to global), in the context of CI's stated values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We plan to hold the first speaker series, directly addressing aspects of white supremacy on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 in BRO 1320 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. We will continue them on the first Wednesday of the month to develop a regular community discussion of pressing and divisive issues. Possible discussion topics include fake news, intersectionality, DACA and immigration, free speech and democracy.
The series will take place from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm in BRO 1320 on the following dates: February 07, March 07, April 04
The last discussion in the series will take place on May 02 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm in PETIT SALON

Event information

Topic: Polarized & Policiticized: The Peril, Promise, & Practice of Today's Media Landscape


Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2018 
Location: Broome 1320 
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Dr. Sean Kelly, CI Program Chair & Professor of Political Science &

Dr. J. Jacob Jenkins, CI Professor of Communication

The United States has become more polarized than ever before. More than any other time in recent history, there is less room for middle ground - less room for compromise, compassion, or collaboration. This timely discussion will use both a Political Science and Communication perspective to explore reasons why this polarization and politicization has occurred, as well as potential actions we can take to address it.
At their best universities are fundamentally in the business of refining the materials and processes by which humans create better stories for all of us. Whether we are researching the latest flu virus, the history of Nazism, the effect of ocean warming on salmon, how emotions effect our thinking, or practices of social media bullying, the fundamental purpose of all research is to create more accurate stories that improve our lives. The fact that human life before our understanding of germs were decidedly more brutal is only one obvious example. To better serve the mission of the CSU Channel Islands Center for Multicultural Engagement (CME) and Integrative Studies (CIS) are co-sponsoring this monthly discussion series beginning at 5:30pm the first Wednesday of every month.

May 02, 2018 - PETIT SALON (Final in the series for AY 2017-18)

Speakers: To be announced


Come Celebrate your graduation with the Multicultural Dream Center

Stoling Ceremonies calendar (pdf version HERE) (PDF, 382KB)
** Please note that the Undocumented Student Stoling Ceremony will take place in MALIBU HALL 100 

stoling ceremonies calendar


Documentary screening and panel discussion

The UFCW is excited to host a community screening and film discussion of "The Long Ride", a timely documentary film about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil RIghts Movement for immigrant workers. They will be engaging in meaningful conversation with the director of the film, Valerie Lapin

DATE: Friday, May 11, 2018
TIME: 6:30pm
PLACE: 816 Camarillo Springs Road, Camarillo, CA 93012
(off campus location)
RSVP: (805) 437-7262

Event poster


Guest Speaker:  Dr. Salvador Treviño, Ph.D from Antioch University Santa Barbara

Furthering the national conversation on cultural diversity, Latino historical trauma, the psychology of racism, and matters of social justice from a psychoanalytic perspective, Treviño will discuss his research and share practical ways to better interact with our students of immigrant backgrounds. Treviño's research focuses on the impact of immigration on individuals and entire communities across generations. As we continue to educate ourselves and our campus on the issues faced by our undocumented student population, this event will supply you with the skills and tools to help undocumented students and students who are the children of immigrants who may feel uncertainty during our current political climate.


TIME: 4:00PM TO 6:00PM





Keynote Speaker: Yesika Saldago

DATE: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

TIME: 11am - 12:30pm

LOCATION: Petit Salon

More information HERE


SAFE (Students, Administrators, and Faculty for Equality) Workshop

flyer for SAFE event
Presented by the Center for Multicultural Engagement (CME), this workshop will offer participant a chance to become familiar with some of the pressing issues for LGBTQ+ people on campus. 

DATE: March 12, 2018

TIME: 8:30am - 11:30am


Contact Jeannette Edwards, Centers Coordinator
Ojai Hall 1934 - 805-437-2608-email


INSIGHT: Activism Conference

CSU Channel Islands INSIGHT: Inspire Solutions. Enact Change.
3rd Annual Student-Community Activism Conference
Featured Art Activist and Keynote Speaker:

Tatyana Fazalizadeh

DATE: March 13

TIME: Noon to 4:15pm

LOCATION: Student Union Building & Treehouse Courtyard

Lunch provided at keynote presentation

Register today at:

 Neurodiversity: A Compass to a Changing World

Wellness & Athletics is excited to bring to campus guest speaker Jonathan Mooney on Tuesday, February 13 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Grand Salon. This is a campus-wide event that will include a presentation from Mr. Mooney, a book signing, as well as light refreshments and appetizers. Please join the Wellness & Athletics department as they celebrate Neurodiversity and learn about the changing approaches in education. For more information, see the flyer below

Neurodiversity informational flyer

Bridge the Gap 

For full event information click HERE
DATE: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 & Thursday, March 1, 2018
TIME: 9:00am to 5:00pm
LOCATION: Grand Salon
Inspired from the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to participate in the event. Bridge the Gap is a full sensory, facilitated experience and is approximately 20 minutes per group of about 20 participants for the tours followed by a 15 minute debrief, and optional pledge and giveaways.
Ways you can assist:
  • Attend the event yourself or with your class if applicable
  • Utilize the Sign Up Genius site: HERE 
    • Contact Tanya Yancheson, Coordinator of Community Programs for assistance with registration
  • Offer extra credit to students who attend
  • Volunteer: Utilize the Sign Up Genius site to sign up to volunteer: HERE

Event Series:

Adulting 101

Presented by The Multicultural Dream Center
Topics include:
  • Nutrition & Cooking
  • Credit 101
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
Locations vary, refer to the flyer (PDF, 252KB) for more information
The Multicultural Dream Center is located at Bell Tower 1530 - 805-437-8407

Undocumented Student Ally Training spring schedule (coming soon)

All trainings will be held in Bell Tower 1471 (Multipurpose Room) 
Bronze: (Fundamental)
Bell Tower 1471
Friday, March 16 from 9am - 11am
Interested in Bronze level ally training but are not able to attend a physical session? Try out the self paced Canvas course: CANVAS COURSE
Silver: (Intermediate)
Bell Tower 1471
Friday, April 13 from 3 - 5pm
Gold: (Advanced)
Bell Tower 1471
Friday, March 9 from 3 - 5pm
Friday, April 20 from 2 - 4pm


CME Sponsored Events



flier for Reflections of Diversity event

Reflections of Diversity in Theater, Television, and Film: David E Talbert

Critically-acclaimed author, playwright, director, and film and television producer David E. Talbert will visit CI on Wednesday, November 15 to discuss his bodies of work, successful career and the challenges he faced related to diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Join the campus community at 6:30pm in the Grand Salon to hear about Mr. Talbert's achievements and how the entertainment industry impacts people of color.
To RSVP for the event, Click here
Admission is FREE for CSUCI students, faculty and staff; $10 for non-CSUCI students with valid ID; and $20 for general public.
For more information contact LaSonya Davis at 559-289-1477 or